Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Yesterday, I decided to stop by an antique store in my area.  I used to pass it daily when I was working, but never stopped to shop it's treasures.  I love looking, and it is very rare that I purchase anything, as I try to live a simple life.  But, I was needing a thimble  to use when I appliqued and then I spied this little box.  It was just the right size to keep my thimbles and my other quilting tools.  I brought it home and rubbed it with some orange oil and then some paste wax.
Today, as I was quilting, I began to wonder who had put all the work into making this box.  The wonderful dove tail joints and lid that slides open make it so special.  I like to think that maybe someone's husband made it for her to store her treasures. Treasures, yes my treasures are some simple quilting tools, it doesn't get any better than that!


  1. beautiful box. I am so glad you bought it and I know will treasure it.

  2. I love your simple tools philosophy and how resourceful you are. Nothing better than sewing by hand.